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Old 08-27-2010, 02:00 AM   #1
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Hi, finally

I've lurked here for a while, mainly in the Sony Reader and calibre sections. I'm very thankful for all of the very helpful tips and advice/reviews people have posted. I decided it was time to pass on my Sony Reader PRS-505, which I have had since it was released, to my brother and get a Kindle 3. I guess getting a new device is what got me excited enough to finally introduce myself.. Oh, let's see, I'm Roberto and I'm from Houston, Texas but now living in a small town a bit south of Houston. I like mainly Horror and Sci-Fi/Fantasy books, but I try to read books from every genres. Post Apocalyptic themed books are my favorite, and if zombies are thrown in, I'm there, dude. Anyway, I hope to contribute more in the future and thanks to everyone else that has made this the go-to board for everything mobile reading.

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Old 08-27-2010, 09:14 AM   #5
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Welcome, Roberto, I'm very new myself. I ordered a Kindle but haven't received it yet. I resisted getting an ereader as I have about 200 unread print books staring at me every day. I don't have time to get through them. But everyone I know who has a Kindle loves it, so I broke down and ordered one. Glad to have you here.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:38 PM   #8
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Hi Roberto, welcome to MR!

What would say are top 5 or 10 books for someone new to the post-apocalyptic (wow, that's hard to spell) genre?
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:41 PM   #9
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:29 PM   #10
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Hi Roberto, welcome to MR!

What would say are top 5 or 10 books for someone new to the post-apocalyptic (wow, that's hard to spell) genre?
My personal favorites, in no particular order are:

The Stand by Stephen King
The Passage by Justin Cronin
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
World War Z by Max Brooks
Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
Swan Song by Robert McCammon
The Road by Cormac McCarthy

There are others that I can't recall right now, but those stuck with me. I am also a fan of "The Walking Dead", which is an epic comic book series dealing with zombies, but it has a lot of depth and character development.

Thanks for the welcome! Still waiting on my Kindle 3, but having to "suffer" through reading with the Sony Reader PRS-505 has been a pleasure for a few years now, so I guess I can finish a few more books while I wait.
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Okay, thanks for the suggestions. I finished a book last night, so I'm trawling for my next read.
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